Best external HDD under $250 to use with the rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PhaserFuzz, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2007
    Hey guys, I'm looking into getting an external HDD to use with my rMBP. I would like to stay under $250 if possible. I don't need more than a terrabyte in space either. Also, I'd like one that I could just leave plugged in and not worry about, if that's even possible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Does USB 3.0 suffice, because many USB 3.0 HDDs can be had for less than 100 USD, especially ones with less than 1 TB.
    Maybe invest into two HDDs to have a backup of your backup, if you have important files.

  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    ive always been a fan of western digital externals you can get a 1TB USB 3.0 for about $99
  4. PhaserFuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2007
    Is it safe to just leave it plugged in at all times? Or will that damage the drive?

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